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Behind bars!

Grace George, left, Kaitlyn Oliver, and Katherine Payne, all Grade 1 students at St. Michael’s School, hammed it up while standing behind bars at the Fort Frances OPP Detachment yesterday morning. The students also toured the fire hall but getting put in jail clearly was the highlight of their outing.

College grad

Rylee Nixon shook Confederation College president Jim Madder’s hand yesterday evening at the college’s 2013 convocation at the Townshend Theatre. Nixon, who received a diploma in Business Accounting, was one of 51 students to graduate from the satellite campus here.

Raising awareness

Ann Sinclair and Dale Scott walked in support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday afternoon along the riverfront. Sinclair, the Life Long Care co-ordinator at the United Native Friendship Centre here, helped organize the first-ever “Seniors Rock! Walk” in Fort Frances.

Times tour

A group of 25 students from Crossroads School in Devlin were at the Fort Frances Times yesterday afternoon learning how the newspaper gets made from advertising sales rep John Pierce. The youngsters all left with their own “newspaper” showcasing their tour of the building.

Icy treat

Four-year-old Thea Denby enjoyed her cotton candy ice cream cone yesterday evening at the Sorting Gap Marina. With the weather finally warming up, residents are taking advantage of the riverfront walkway.

Exam time

Final exams for Semester II began this morning at Fort High as Kassidy Ogden, foreground, and Alexis Holland worked on their Grade 11 English exam in the small gym. On the bright side, there’s only one week of school left before summer holidays officially begin.

BIA lauds birdhouse project

“They’re the darnedest cutest birdhouses you’ve ever seen,” noted BIA chairman Doug Anderson.

The community project involved a long line of locals, and is culminating with new birdhouses being put up on the 100-300 blocks of Scott Street.

The birdhouses were built locally, with the BIA purchasing 33 from Lowey’s Greenhouse and Market Garden.